District Announcements

  • A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.


  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & Webtools. 

    Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.

    The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole


Welcome to the World Languages Department

The fundamental goal of the  World Languages program is to enable students to communicate effectively in the target language. Teachers emphasize speaking and vocabulary development, especially in the beginning levels, rather than the study of grammar in isolation. As students progress from introductory to advanced courses, grammar skills are taught in context as tools for effective communication.

 The department strives to equip students with the skills to express communicative functions that include providing and obtaining information, expressing personal feelings, socializing and persuading. Applying speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, students must use the target language effectively in a variety of real-life situations. In addition to the practical application of communication in the language, students will obtain an understanding of cultural perspectives and practices in countries where French and Spanish are spoken.

 The Nyack School District is one of the many school districts in New York which participates in the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS) World Language Examination Consortium. In June all Level 1 students will take the FLACS Checkpoint A or equivalent and all Level III students will take the Checkpoint B exam (Formerly a NYSED-created Second Language Proficiency Exam for level 1 World Language students and Regents Exams in Latin and German for grade 10 students/level 3 language). The mandates from the state for Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas have remained the same but the test is now administered locally trough FLACS. For more information on state requirements please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/documents/lote-qa.pdf

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For information on state requirements please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/documents/lote-qa.pdf

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